The Overnighters
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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It is no secret that the United States has been facing a time of economic crisis. Many men and women have lost their jobs, their homes and even have trouble feeding their families. But in Williston, North Dakota the oil business is booming. Unemployment is close to zero and starting pay in the oil fields can easily exceed $100,000. In search of a better life or a quick dollar, thousands of desperate men and women flock to the region looking for work and often arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs or the cars they are driving. These newcomers arrive at Concordia Lutheran Church everyday seeking help, which prompts Pastor Jay Reinke to open the church's doors to allow the 'Overnighters' – as he calls them – to stay for a night, a week or sometimes even longer, sleeping on the floor, in the pews and in their cars in the Church parking lot.
Mile End Films

tags: Documentary, Society, Portrait, Guilt, Economy, Current Affairs

With: Jay Reinke, Andreas Reinke, Shelly Shultz, Alan Mezo, Keegan Edwards

Credits

Screenplay: Jesse Moss

Director of Photography: Jesse Moss

Film Editor: Jeff Seymann Gilbert

Composer: T. Griffin

Producer: Jesse Moss

Production Company: Mile End Films

World Sales: The Film Sales Company

Director: Jesse Moss